Europe, UK, 27/09/2022


The real estate industry is experiencing exponential and unavoidable change; long-standing and traditional business models face greater pressure than ever before. There has been particular pressure from occupiers who are demanding more, and that want things done in a way that better suits their needs. The experience we’ve gained supporting numerous landlords and flexible workspace operators across the globe navigate those changing dynamics and adapt successfully through digitally enabling their spaces, buildings and portfolios, has been recognised by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Europe, who have welcomed two of our executive team to two of their prestigious Product Councils.

Our Chief Product and Technology Officer, James Shannon, will be joining the Technology and Real Estate Product Council. Our UK & European CEO, James Lowery, will be joining the Office and Mixed-Use Product Council.

What are the Product Councils?

ULI’s Product Councils are sector or topic specific forums where industry leaders meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership in their specific area of the real estate market. The Product Councils provide a unique platform to learn from peers and to shape the future of real estate. Members meet twice a year in-person.

Helping shape the future of Real Estate

As part of the Technology and Real Estate Council, James Shannon will meet with peers to explore how technology in real estate can drive innovation that positively impacts tenant experience,

“It’s such an exciting time in our industry; we’re seeing tenant experiences be transformed through the digital enablement of buildings and spaces. Landlords and operators are more than ever before looking at technology as a way to adapt to changes in the market and differentiate their offerings. I’m really looking forward to meeting fellow council members on 13th October and hearing more about their experience too”.

James Lowery is joining the Office and Mixed-Use Council and alongside his peers will discuss the changes needed in today’s buildings and offices,

“Over the past few years, we’ve engaged with a large number of Landlords and operators across Europe who recognise that occupier requirements are rapidly changing. Whilst there is variety of responses to this change, it’s safe to say almost all are considering how best to adapt so that their buildings and portfolios remain relevant and attractive to prospective tenants. It’ll be great to share what we’re hearing across the continent from our clients and partners, and to also hear what others on the council are experiencing”.